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December 2023

Volume 33, No.12

Next Meetings: Monday December 18th at Temple Shalom, Mill Basin Brooklyn

If a tree grows in Brooklyn why does a building collapse in the Bronx?

There is to be no return of the Borough Park Lodge #409 Holiday Toy Drive: Due to the rising infection rate caused by RSV, Borough Park Lodge Officers have decided it prudent to postpone our Toy Drive this year. This was the last vote that our long-time member Ruth Sipelstien took part in.

A fond farewell: Long-time intelligent, compassionate, and dedicated member Ruth Sipelstein passed away last week. Her funeral at Wellwood Cemetery was well attended. Members of her family and Borough Park Lodge extolled her virtues of fiscal knowledge, current events and a fondness of our Lodge. All those who had the privilege and honor to know Ruth will miss her.

The War in Israel: We are seeking suggestions for how we can be of service to Israel at this critical time. As the median age of our members is 75, a group of members going to Israel might not be feasible. So, what do you think we could do to help?

2023/2034 Dues are due: Once again we will be collecting dues for the 2023/2024 fiscal year. This will be the last year for our annual dues to remain at $65.00. For the fiscal year 2024/2025 our dues will be $85.00 in keeping with our Bylaws.

Have you got game? Every Sunday (weather permitting) several seniors (your editor included) gather at Coney Island Park (Neptune and 27th Street) or Marine Park, to play doubles tennis. Blustery days, rainy days or snowy days are not conducive to proper tennis playing, But, if the weather cooperates, tennis is wonderful. We now meet at 10 am. If you have game and would like to join us, call Fran Schwartz at 347-794-1315 for the Sunday tennis match! For Pickles contact Gus.

BnI Scholarship: Members are urged to get Bennett Heller information on their children or grandchildren going to college. We offer a $250.00 Scholarship award per semester, for those that qualify. Contact Bennett at 718-627-5896 for further information!

Member Benefits: We offer a stage for you to practice your public speaking prowess. We offer cemetery plots for our members. We seek and seize opportunities to be relevant to our community. Have you Obtained a new Member?